|Library presents 'Fizz! Boom! Read!' Summer Reading Program|
|Thursday, June 05, 2014 8:00 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
Children’s Librarian Denise Cressman is ready to spend time with the little readers. Signup averages 300 children with the library seeing more than 2,000 throughout the five-weeks.
“I’m excited to start the summer program,” Cressman said. “Right now a lot of little pieces are still coming together but it’s a lot of fun. As soon as I get in the room with the kids I’m ready; the details and the preparation fall away. We’re having a good time.”
The program will kick off with registration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with come-and-go activities and science-related concoctions.
Science experiments like “Food Lab,” “There’s No Place Like Space” from the Neil Armstrong Museum and fire cracker floats are on the Bunsen burner for the “Super Science Squad” including grades K-5 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 17, July 1, July 8 and July 15. Back by popular demand are the Minnetrista Puppets for “Furry Tails With a Twist” at 6:30 p.m. July 1.
Preschoolers ages 3-4 will be “Reading Robots” at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays with activities like “Robot Rainbows,” Robot Rumba,” “Robots on a Sunny Day” and “Robots Love Magic.” New this year is the 2s and 3s preschool storytime at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays beginning June 16.
Teens will “Spark a Reaction” with “Movie Mondays” from 2-4 p.m. June 16, 23 and 30 and from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday’s, special programming in June includes “Experimenting with Candy (June 11),” “The Science of Bouncy Balls (June 18)” and “The Art of Henna (June 25).”
The Teen Room will also host open houses from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 and 24 and 9 a.m. to noon on June 21 and 28.
Adults will not be left out of the fun with “Literary Elements.” Director Kelly Rist has prepared an elements table with 103 different things that can be done at the library. After each one is completed, patrons can put their name in for a drawing for a Kindle or a Nook. Many other prizes will also be awarded.
Family Nights are a huge draw for the program. Preschoolers and parents will enjoy Tyler Nygren and his magic show at 6:30 p.m. July 17 and the “Super Science Squad” will see science come alive with Mr. Molecule at 6:30 p.m. June 24 at Jefferson Middle School Auditorium. This program is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Delphos.
Readers should know the reading requirements have changed due to a shorter program because of an extended school year. Reading requirements are 100 hours a week for a total of 500 hours.
The program culminates with a pool party for grades K-5 who have completed the reading requirements. Families are welcome; sorry no friends. Non-swimmers are free and parents and siblings are $1. The party will be held at 8 p.m. on June 22 with a rain date of June 24.
The library will also offer a “Movie Friday” at 2 p.m. June 20 (“Nut Job”) and July 18 (“LEGO Movie”). Children can bring their own snack and those 6 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.